Posts tagged with "nursery rhymes"
Kids and Music Lesson Choices Sep 03, 2010
We all know that kids love music! Like most parents, I was eager to expose my kids to music at an early age. It’s a good idea for more than just the joy they get out of it. As we’ve said before on the Fun With Kidsongs Blog, music enhances a child’s brain development and improves their success in school later in life. I sang to my kids when they were babies, played music at home and in the car and took them to toddler music classes. But once my older reached school age, I realized that it was time to take it up a notch.
Babies, Toddlers, Kids and Music Choices Aug 04, 2010
We’ve all seen babies joyfully connecting with music -- bouncing, rocking, swaying along -- with big smiles on their faces. Whether the source is the car radio, live musicians playing, or mom and dad singing to them, the reaction is natural and instinctive: Babies like music and they respond to it. Read on for more information about kids, young and old, and their love of music and moving, including song suggestions. Here at Kidsongs we've had a lot of experience entertaining youngsters with clap-along and sing-along fun!
Help! I Forgot My Childhood Campfire Songs! Jul 27, 2010
We received an urgent email yesterday with the above mentioned subject line. The family I'm talking about, the Anderson's, were joining a large group of cousins, aunts and uncles for a summer weekend get together and were panicked that their children wouldn’t be up to speed for the families’ tradition of evening sing alongs around the campfire. Fortunately, the Anderson family came to the right place. You can find helpful suggestions and free lyrics to hundreds of songs on our kidsongs.com website. Continue reading for more of the story and for specific song recommendations!
More Fascinating Facts About Nursery Rhymes May 06, 2010
It's been a while since we've talked about the stories behind our favorite nursery rhymes and based on the responses we've been getting, it's clear that our readers like this topic. So back to our sources we went, for more fascinating facts! First up, let's take a look at "Pop! Goes the Weasel". This song started out as a popular dance in England in the 1850's and words were added so after. The earliest verse went like this:...
When I think of the songs from my childhood, it's always easy to remember the simple, play along ones, sung to a happy tune. "If You're Happy and You Know It" is a perfect example. Like many familiar children's songs, it has been altered in various ways over the years...
The Five All-Time Greatest Children's Songs Mar 06, 2010
...In our opinion, of course. Here at kidsongs.com, we have spent decades listening to over a thousand children's songs before deciding to go into the studio to record and produce videos of them. We have to REALLY like them to add them to our catalog. Here are the best...in our opinion, of course!
Summer Fun Activities for Preschoolers Nov 30, 2009
Summer is a great time of year for kids, but eventually you may hear the unwelcome words, "I'm bored". Here are some free, or almost free, activities for you and your children. Not just for summer, but anytime! Games, music, water play and science fun, just to name a few...
So, the grand kids are coming for a visit and you haven't entertained toddlers since your own kids were little. Before panic sets in just remember that you really do have a lot to teach the little ones and that learning can be fun. Read on for ideas on how to pass the time in fun and interactive ways!
Top Five Fascinating Facts About Nursery Rhymes Nov 30, 2009
Kids and parents alike love nursery rhymes. They can transport you to a magical far off place, give you a mini-education, and often, make you laugh. Here are a few things you might not know about the origins of many of your favorite nursery rhymes...